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MINSTER â€” Two errors is human.
Nine is just ridiculous.
Even when you win.
Wapakoneta almost ruined Brandon Millerâ€™s nearly pristine pitching performance with nine errors but pulled out a 7-6 win over New Bremen in the opening round of the ACME baseball sectional tournament Friday at Hanover Park in Minster.
Miller drove in Josh Apple with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Wapak the win.
Despite four innings of no-hit baseball, Miller and Wapakoneta trailed 5-4 after four innings.
MINSTER â€” The Minster ACME baseball team continued its winning ways Friday night as it defeated New Knoxville 23-0 in five innings in the second game of the sectional ACME Tournament held at Minster.
Minster began the game with four runs in the first inning including a two-run home run to left field by Rob Wente. It scored four runs on four hits. Devon Poeppelman and Ryan Hoying also had doubles in the inning.
In the second inning, Minster scored two runs on a wild pitch and a bases-loaded walk to Doug Huber.
The Indiansâ€™ performance against the Giants in San Francisco didnâ€™t raise the optimism level among Tribe fans. It probably didnâ€™t do much to encourage the guys who play, either.
After scoring four runs and being swept in the three-game series at AT&T Park, despite good pitching, it was important to demonstrate a pulse at Chase Field.
And the Indians came through, winning two out of three before heading for Cincinnati to play the last three of this yearâ€™s interleague games.
CONVOY â€” Wapakoneta is beginning to master the art of the sixth-inning rally.
And while that may not be good for coach Nick Sammetingerâ€™s blood pressure, itâ€™s good for the win column.
For the second night in a row, Wapak had to come from behind to win, scoring a pair of runs in the sixth inning on its way to a 6-3 win over Crestview in an ACME baseball game Wednesday in Convoy.
On Tuesday, Wapak scored three times in the sixth in a comeback win over New Bremen.
If Tuesday night was any indication, Wapakonetaâ€™s ACME tournament opener on Friday should be a good one.
Wapak rallied from a three-run deficit to post a 7-5 win over New Bremen at Wapakoneta High School. The two teams are set to face each other when tournament play begins Friday night at 6 at Hanover Street Park in Minster.
Trailing 5-2 after 4 1/2 innings, Wapak scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and three times in the sixth for the come-from-behind win.
ACME Sectional Tournament Pairings
At Hanover Street Park
Game 1: (3) New Bremen vs. (2) WAPAKONETA, 6 p.m.
Game 2: (5) New Knoxville vs. (4) Minster, 8:15 p.m.
Game 3: Game 2 winner vs. (1) St. Marys, noon
Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 2:15 p.m.
Game 5: Game 4 loser vs. Game 3 loser, 1 p.m.
Game 6: Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 3:15 p.m.
Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 6 p.m.
Game 8 (championship): Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 6 p.m.
Dylan Knoch didnâ€™t take over as Wapakonetaâ€™s lead-off hitter until midseason.
Monday night he looked more like a cleanup hitter.
Knoch hit a lead-off home run in the first inning that proved to be the only offense Wapak would need in a 3-0 win over rival St. Marys in an ACME baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
â€śIt was a curve ball that came down-in and I hit it before it broke over the plate,â€ť Knoch said. â€śI thought I leaned into it good enough and I just pulled it. It felt real good off the bat.â€ť
LEWISTOWN â€” Wapakoneta improved its record to 12-2 with a pair of wins in a three-way ACME baseball doubleheader Saturday at Indian Lake High School.
Wapak blanked Indian Lake 6-0 in the opener before holding off Troy 6-3 in the second game.
Solid pitching and defense, and timely hitting were the key.
Brandon Miller threw an ultra-efficient 57 pitches in seven innings of work for the win against Indian Lake. Marshall Gerlach was able to work out of several jams for the win over Troy.
BALTIMORE (AP) â€” Derrek Lee led off the bottom of the 12th inning with a home run to give the Baltimore Orioles a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Lee sent a 1-2 pitch from Jose Arredondo (0-3) into the seats in left field to end the marathon. It was Leeâ€™s fifth home run, the first since May 8.
Cincinnati missed a chance to take the lead in the top of the 12th when Joey Votto was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first on a two-out double by Jay Bruce.
It was a wild night Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
Well, at least for the Van Wert pitching staff.
Wapakoneta took advantage of 10 walks, four wild pitches and three hit batsmen to cruise to a 15-5 five-inning run rule win in an ACME baseball game.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Wapak, which is now 10-2.
â€śAfter last night (a 7-2 loss to Celina) I wondered if weâ€™d forgot how to play,â€ť Wapak coach Willie Sammetinger said.
Wapak scored its 15 runs on just eight hits and even left eight men on base for the game.